13th December 2018

An Innovative Approach to Child Nutrition

The Professional Nursery Kitchen was delighted to be chosen as the winner at the Nursery Management Today Awards for Nursery Product / Innovation, being recognised for providing the nursery sector with the most exciting and important product over the past two years. The Professional Nursery Kitchen was created by a group of nurseries who pooled…

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10th December 2018

Adverse Childhood Experiences

In recent months I have heard trauma informed care mentioned at various meetings and events I have attended. Colleagues from health, education, social services, housing, the police and the voluntary sector are all taking about the need for early intervention and prevention. It seems that the word is getting out about the need for all…

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6th December 2018

Your chance to input on early years solutions

Our trusted partners and friends at Ceeda have just announced a fantastic roundtable event focussed on the Early Years Workforce. It’s a must for anyone responsible for strategy and decision making in the early years sector and will be headed up by three fantastic leading speakers: Julie Hyde,  director at Council for Awards in Care,…

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1st December 2018

Integration. Improving efficiency in your nursery.

Do you use different software tools for different aspects of your nursery administration? Many nurseries acknowledge that software can make life easier for their staff and can improve previously long winded processes. But using multiple systems can have a real detrimental impact to your efficiency. Just think about when a new child joins your setting.…

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29th November 2018

Any man can be a father

Any man can be a father, but let’s celebrate the importance of dads!  Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy.”  Anne Geddes I recently wrote a book with the wonderful Alice Sharpe to celebrate the importance of Dads. With so much negativity about men at the moment…

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9th November 2018

Empowering Practitioners at Portico

A guest blog from Sarah Fillingham. It’s been another busy year for Portico Nursery Group, but back in 2015 is where one of our biggest changes began, when we moved from paper learning journeys to iConnect. One of the biggest priorities for me when finding the right system was that it was very natural and…

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8th November 2018

A new and improved way to prioritise requests

A new and improved way to prioritise requests from our Nurseries… As part of our ongoing expansion and development, Connect Childcare have recently employed a fantastic Product and User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) team who have been reviewing the software and the way requests for changes to our products are managed. As Connect Childcare has increased…

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2nd November 2018

How long do you spend logging observations?

How long do you and your colleagues spend logging observations? Curriculum based observations are a hugely important part of a Practitioners administration obligations. But they can be time consuming and tedious. Staff often need to take time out of the rooms to complete their observations and can duplicate the same information multiple times when recording…

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